In the UK fracking is making the headlines daily. Find out what the frack all the fuss is about in this insightful film, followed by discussion.
Thursday 17th October 2013 Free Film Screening followed by discussion. Marylebone Campus, room MG14, 6pm
It is happening all across America-rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. Reason? The company hopes to tap into a reservoir dubbed the “Saudi Arabia of natural gas.” Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground-a hydraulic drilling process called “fracking”-and suddenly America finds itself on the precipice of becoming an energy superpower.
“Powerful, disturbing and important” Four Stars – The Sunday Mirror
“Essential viewing” – The Observer
“Josh Fox imbues his report with deadpan humour and first-person urgency” – Independent on Sunday
Critics’ Choice – “An eye-opening agit-prop documentary” Four Stars – Time Out
“The best film of the week because it tells a story worth telling and conveys a much more powerful sense of anger at injustice is Gasland” Four Stars – Daily Mail
“This jaw-dropping environmental documentary will spark your do-gooding fuse alight” Four Stars – Metro
“Director-presenter Josh Fox – let’s call him 21st Century Fox – genuinely, intrepidly, quirkily traversing the US to expose the horrors of ‘fracking’.” Four Stars – Financial Times
“Fox conveys it vividly, contrasting natural beauty with the despoliation wrought by industrial plunder.” Four Stars – Total Film
“An absorbing, level-headed documentary exposing the way in which nothing is allowed to stand in the path of corporate greed” – Daily Express
“With the hunt for natural gas likely to be heading to Britain, it’s a topical film” – Daily Mirror
“A powerful film” – Guardian
“Fracking scary” – The Independent